Earlier this month we heard that Oscar winning director Bill Condon was in talks to direct the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn. Now it has been made official. The man behind Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls, and the Chicago screenplay will be taking his first steps into the world of movie franchises via Twilight.
“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience.”
Summit hasn’t decided whether the film will be split into two parts yet. If they do they will need to sign new deals with Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the cast as they are only signed up for 4 movies.
Even if Summit end up paying the cast a bit extra it will be worth it. New Moon made over $700 million worldwide and Eclipse will probably made a similar amount. Whatever they decide it is likely that Breaking Dawn will begin shooting later this year in Vancouver.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be released on June 30th.